[ eyl-hous ]
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noun,plural ale·hous·es [eyl-hou-ziz]. /ˈeɪlˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a tavern where ale or beer is sold; bar; pub.

Origin of alehouse

before 1000; Middle English, Old English. See ale, house

Words Nearby alehouse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use alehouse in a sentence

  • Having no objection to this, we left the house together, and were soon comfortably seated in the warm corner of an alehouse.

    Beggars | W. H. (William Henry) Davies

British Dictionary definitions for alehouse


/ (ˈeɪlˌhaʊs) /

  1. archaic a place where ale was sold; tavern

  2. informal another name for pub

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